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Domestic political bust-up leads Radičová to cancel foreign trip

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has decided not to travel to a summit on nuclear safety in Kiev in which she was due to participate on Tuesday, April 19, the TASR newswire reported, citing Mirko Hroch from the Government Office press department. He said the latest political developments in Slovakia were the reason for her decision. The Kiev meeting is to discuss the safe and innovative use of nuclear energy.

Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has decided not to travel to a summit on nuclear safety in Kiev in which she was due to participate on Tuesday, April 19, the TASR newswire reported, citing Mirko Hroch from the Government Office press department. He said the latest political developments in Slovakia were the reason for her decision. The Kiev meeting is to discuss the safe and innovative use of nuclear energy.

The presidium of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), Radičová’s party, was still negotiating a solution to the Tax Directorate/Nitra Invest dispute – which has seen the prime minister and Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš publicly at odds – as of noon, April 19, the Sme daily wrote on its website. Only Radičová, Mikloš and SDKÚ chairman and Foreign Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda were reported to still be in discussions after lunch.

For more information on this story, please see: Finance Minister Mikloš says Tax Directorate’s Mikulčík should not step down and SDKÚ’s presidium to discuss divergent views of Radičová and Mikloš .

Sources: TASR, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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